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What constitutes proof for one does not for another because of something called confirmation bias. I have a few things for you to consider: 1. the sheer number of witnesses that testify to supernatural manifestations of Devine origins is staggering (in the hundreds of millions and spread out thru time for more than 5000 years. Even the writings of Gilgamesh testify to a great flood of biblical proportion. 2.Consider the latest discoveries of the mapping of the human genome. They are defined as decoding the biological language of life. Please note that The scripture states all life began with "and God said", Genesis was written down from a conversation with God to Moses. He said let them have their life within their self and bear fruit. A scientific experiment done thru mutating corn sample by using strong radiation showed that DNA has a self correcting mechanism that correct themselves in 3-4 generations. This may seem a weird point but all of evolution theory hinges on random mutation. 3. Salvation is based on grace thru faith, consider the story of Exodus these people saw miracles on a daily basis and could not believe, why? Because they did not want too, if they did they would have been convicted by their conscience for their deeds and would need to stop. So they chose not too. To justify their own lust for pleasure. 4. the consistent revelation of coincidence with science and biblical text is staggering. Isaiah is one of the oldest known writings dated by secular men to be more than 3500 years old by the copy found with the dead sea scroll find. This prophet said Isa.40. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth. How did he know the world was round. This discounts secular claims that the bible teaches the world was flat. The bible is a testimony a merciful proof that has survived longer and is more accurate than any other known collection of writings and despite reinterpretation remains intact. First you must believe and then you see, Faith is the material that makes up hope. I have heard many testimonies of people seeking and God providing proof. His gospel is established in power not in word. Can you believe? This is a question the bible was written to answer for those who seek with a pure heart. Can you let yourself believe, fear of rejection from the world prevents many if you choose to, you will be targeted and considered to be ignorant, uneducated and superstitious. I hear this consistently despite my 4.0 college GPA., and academic achievement. But this was also foretold, Jesus said they will hate you without cause and say all manner of evil against you for my name sake. Be not dismayed I have foretold you all things. I see his work everywhere and often wonder why others do not and He told me it was because they do not want to. He said I came working miracles openly and their greed and fear for losing power caused them to kill Me, yet I live, see you soon. Maranatha
The short answer in my humble opinion would be the nation of Israel and her people, exist and stand today in their homeland is proof that there is a God! Jeremiah 30:11 The fact that they both are featured front and center though out the Bible and still exist today as prophesied shows there is an active force protecting them. Jeremiah 30:2-3 The integrated message system communicating to us from outside of our time domain, that we call the Bible has an intelligent Creator that is active in the creation. Jeremiah 31:35-36 Skeptics ridicule and historians mock, but the historical accuracy of the Bible continues to be confirmed by archeological finds, thinking themselves wise, they became foolish. Isaiah 46:10 In the Lord's freedom to explore His creation..........warrior on
A properly constructed propositional calculus would tell us that one of mankind's greatest miscalculations is the definition of God. Everything that we say about God is actually in error--the more we get into complexity, the greater the error. To simplify matters, we try to reduce God to a level that we can understand. One example of that is our weak attempts to define creation. What has been said about creation week, especially by devoted believers with a scientific bent, is possibly fairly close to actuality for our particular sector of creation. To state that "...the universe, defined as time, space, matter, and physical energy had a beginning, that it is not eternal," is inaccurate to the extreme--using a basic sentential logic platform... God always has been, always will be, and has never existed in a vacuum without purpose. Let's look closely... If you string 70 century-long mortal lifespans, back-to-back, you might approximate the time from creation of the Earth--more or less as we know it--until this very day. If God had created the entire "universe" at that time, that would have put an unlimited deity into some kind of vacuum before creation of this world. One could explain the "heavenly host," classes of angels (cherubim, seraphim) to account for filling the infinite eons of "time," but that, again, is to work into the attempt of mankind to limit God in order to understand. As we attempt to limit God in order to understand Him, we turn to the fact that mankind has speculated for centuries that there might be other solar systems. Now, that is proven by the discovery of exoplanets in other star systems. We have known about other galaxies for a very long time. Rather than limiting our concepts--which is what we do when we contemplate an empty vastness with God in charge of nothing except Heaven--we need to expand our concepts; we need to realize that God REALLY IS INFINITE... That from the calculation in human terms, the universe truly is INFINITE--it has no end. That there are perhaps multiple universes--or some other entity of systems that go beyond what we know, i.e. solar systems, galaxies, and what we think of as the entire totality--the universe. Going to the science boys and girls, physicists who do have reason to speculate in the existence of multiple universes do so because the concept of multiple universes--or a meta universe--solves the problems inherent in particle physics and cosmology. The truly great scientists never allowed their concept of God to diminish our creator. Here is Max Planck... "No matter where and how far we look, nowhere do we find a contradiction between religion and natural science. On the contrary, we find a complete concordance in the very points of decisive importance. Religion and natural science do not exclude each other, as many contemporaries of ours would believe or fear. They mutually supplement and condition each other. The most immediate proof of the compatibility of religion and natural science, even under the most thorough critical scrutiny, is the historical fact that the very greatest natural scientists of all times — men such as Kepler, Newton, Leibniz— were permeated by a most profound religious attitude." If Max Planck were working today, that world-class physicist would be striving to prove that there is a greater existence than just the universe that we can partially glimpse. Much like we have delved into particles smaller than molecules, we need to search out entities greater than our rather finite universe... It would have to be finite, if we can calculate distance to stars a million light years away and more. God is so much bigger than that! Again, Max Planck... "Religion and natural science are fighting a joint battle in an incessant, never relaxing crusade against skepticism and against dogmatism, against disbelief and against superstition, and the rallying cry in this crusade has always been, and always will be: '"On to God!'"
I would like to offer 3 different sources of evidence to prove the existence of God. 1. The bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Tim 3:16-17) The Holy Spirit of God inspired every author of the books in the bible to write exactly what he wanted to say but each one used their own words and writing style. Many books of the Old Testament actually record the words of God speaking to many different people over thousands of years. The content of the bible has remained intact since it was written and all archeological evidence has validated it. The bible is the most studied, critiqued, analyzed and researched book ever written and no evidence has been put forward that proves any falsehood or contradiction. The teachings of the bible are as relevant to Christians today as they were when originally written. 2. Jesus Christ is the Son of God Christians believe there is one God who chose to reveal himself as 3 persons, God the Father as Creator, God the Son as Saviour, God the Holy Spirit as Teacher. Jesus left heaven to become incarnate as a Human being, retaining the nature of both God and man. The record in the gospels of Jesus birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection and ascension back to heaven are proof that God exists since Jesus is God. The words that Jesus spoke are truth that only God could know. The miracles that Jesus performed are violations of natural laws that only God could perform. 3) Humans are created in the image of God Humans are created with a Spirit, Soul and Body. Our spirit hungers for a relationship with God, to have an intimate connection to God the Holy Spirit. That is why human beings ask such questions as: why do I exist, what is the purpose of life, what willl happen when I die?. Over 90% of the earth's population are engaged in some form of religious activity seeking to fill the void and answer the questions. In surveys, people profess to believe that a God exists but they're not involved in any form of religion. When people begin a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ that hunger is satisfied and those questions are answered. Our Soul comprises our Mind, Will and Emotions. Many of the attributes of our minds such as rational and abstract thought have no evolutionary purpose. Our will to make choices based on a moral code of conduct, coupled with a conscience that fills us with guilt and shame also has no evolutionary purpose. Many of the emotions we feel as humans are not relevant to any evolutionary purpose. Our mind, will and emotions reflect the nature and character of God. Modern science analyzing the human body is building a body of evidence showing the complexity of our physical bodies. This complexity can only be explained by the design of a creator. Evolutionary development cannot explain it. We must first choose to believe that God exists and begin a relationship with him by faith. Then he will convince and prove to us that he exists so that we can trust him with our very lives (Heb 11:6).
Is there any conclusive proof of God? I have dealt with this question before using the DNA Code and Quantum Consciousness as strong inferences, if not absolute proof, of the existence of God. In this response, I want to briefly explore another growing volume of evidence that shows the phenomena of Time itself also strongly supports a God hypothesis. What is time? Generally, we think of time as being like a river that flows continuously in one direction only. However, it has long been recognized that all the equations containing a time element (t) are reversible. In other words, time could flow both forward or backward mathematically speaking. Do you think that there is any significance to this? One evolving theory is that the future, present, and the past may all be real. That is certainly not intuitive, because our experience says that the past is only a memory, the present is a “now instant” and the future is uncertain. To the surprise of many, this “now” view of time may be unbiblical. How can this be? It is related to all the Bible prophecies and is specifically defined at Isaiah 46:10 where it says that God knows the "end from the beginning." Many have explained this text to indicate that God exists outside of time and can see both the beginning and end like watching a parade from a helicopter. Though this is often said, the necessary implication goes unmentioned. If God can see both the beginning and the end, that means that they are both “real” and co-exist from God’s perspective. Jesus implied as much at Matthew 23:31-31, when he spoke concerning Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that they were still living even though they had existed over a thousand years earlier. Since Jesus was speaking within the context of the resurrection, he could have meant that all three had already been resurrected. However, if he were speaking within the context of Isaiah 46:10, then they were actually still alive in the past just as we are in the present. Don’t ask me to explain how that could be, I am only suggesting what the Bible implies. That was a long introduction to finally get to answering the question, how does all this prove that God exists? In my opinion, if science can prove that the past, present, and future are all real, how can you even begin to explain that without God being at the center. Try to imagine “Evolution” evolving a past, present, and future which are all real and existing “now.” So, what does science have to say? Interestingly, science has a lot to say. Einstein’s equations of relativity predict the very thing I have been discussing. From a relative perspective, my past can be your future mathematically speaking. Einstein’s hypothesis has thus far been supported by numerous tests and has never failed. In support of this possibility, Einstein, Richard Feynman, and Stephen Hawking are said to have believed in the reality of “all time.” In fact, about a month before his own death, Einstein wrote the following in a letter to the family of his good friend Michele Besso who had just died: "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." For such to be correct what I remember as my past and what becomes your future must coexist. This concept is explained by several theories, which go by a variety of names such as Eternalism, Block Universe, Block Time etc. So, I look forward to the future when these theories may become provable facts all testifying to the existence of God.
There kind of is. The bible says that God isn't the world's ruler, satan is. That's explains all the war, sickness, and disasters in our world today. God said in the last chapter of Mark somewhere that we will be able to cast out demons as well as preach. I've met people in Africa that can literally torture demons without harming someone's body. If you go on YouTube and look up a guy named TB Joshua, you see him or his assistants casting out and interrogating demons like child's play (but it's based on you to believe it's real). Jesus said we would do greater miracles than Him (I forgot where I read that). I really do not know about America, but Africa has a long list of many people that have already portrayed the very use of that scripture, especially West Africa. And healing in God also still exists. Some ministers in Africa also have branches all over the world where they also have services for healing. An example of this is Reverend Chris Oyakhilome (Nigerian). His church is named Christ Embassy. So I believe that these are just physical sources of evidence. I don't know if you'll believe them, too, but if not I will understand. God bless you!
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